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Home and garden How to clean out and organize your kitchen cupboards / My slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Every kitchen have them, it hardly can work without cabinets and it’s very messy when they are not in order. The cabinets may be custom designed to store dishes, drinking glasses, cups and bowls, cereal boxes, cooking and baking utensils, silverware and plastic objects, cookbooks and canned goods so you can imagine what would mean to search for something in the entire kitchen without finding it. It’s worse when you already started the job (cooking something) and the object you forgot is in the last place you search.
So, from time to time (usually at least once a month) you should cleand and organize your kitchen cupboards. It takes from several minutes (if you are lucky and extremely organized ) to an undefined number of hours when you have a big kitchen. Or you cleaned it about 2 or 3 years ago, in the summer… but in such situation you should fight the spiders and the cockroaches away.
If you want to make a presence online, with all the advantages and obligation that come from that, you have to get some necessary steps. Depending of your experience over internet they can be easy or they can be difficult, but with the appropriate help everything will be easy and you will only benefit from this activity.
Get your domain name
The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. Choose wisely because it’s going to represent you online and must define you: it can be your name, your trademark or business name or your field of activity.
Depending the Top Level Domain (TLDs) you choose (they have their own rules), you will have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that domain name or you can buy it “for life” (until you die, the interne dies or you decide to delete it). In some situations you’ll have to buy similar domain name in order to prevent lose of clients or fraud, but you can find more information from tips for registering and choosing the domain name - read them and follow them.
There are a few steps you need to do if you want a website, you can find them here. After reserving the domain name you may want to design your own website instead hiring someone to do this job for you – the result depends of your webdesign skills. If you don’t want anything important, ust a presentation web site with a few static pages it’s ok to use HTML tags with CSS, but if you want something more complex, such a dynamic website that’s not enough.
The first thing you have to do in designing your website is to choose one programming language (as php, C#, JSP, Java) and a database (MySql, Oracle or others). if you really want to do it youself or to hire an expert web designer to do this job for you, you can use and customize a free Content Managment System (CMS). In the first situation you can get a free CMS to use for (as Joomla - there are some reasone why you should use it, Drupal or WordPress), you configure it and you let people know your website.
If you use the computers constantly sooner or later you will realize the importance of have a boot disk for any operating system when it crashes in order to repair it. Usually the new operating systems, including Windows, come with such recovery disc, but it you don’t have you can create it using the following steps:
- click on Start button
- go to Control Panel
- go to System and Maintenance
- go to Backup and Restore
- click on Create a system repair disc
- insert a blank CD into your disc drive for burning
- burn the disc, label it and store it somewhere safe
As you already know from the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 theme is only a collection of images (wallpapers) and screensaver, visual styles and some windows settings which gives a unique feel to your desktop. It’s a little more complex the the Windows XP theme or Windows Vista, for example, byt you still can change settings of some visual elements like Window border color, different windows sounds and create a new environment.
Before starting creating a Windows7 themepack, you should know that there are the typical elements of a Windows 7 themepack which you need to know. the following items in the list: Desktop icons, Desktop wallpapers, Windows Sounds, Windows screensaver, Mouse pointers, Theme color, Slideshow.
Windows 7 supports some new features including the Desktop Background Slide Show. A new file format, .themepack, has also been introduced with Windows 7 to help users share themes. Themes can be selected in the Personalization Control Panel only in Windows 7 Home Premium or higher or only on Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Desktop component is installed.
At startup Windows looks in some location for the programs to run, including the Startup folder – its reason is to automatically run some local programs after loading the operating system, when the system is ready for its user. It is used when an Windows user always opens the same programs immediately after starting his/her computer – the startup folder should make the life easier.
To open the Windows startup folder you must do the following steps: click the Start button, click All programs, right click the Startup folder and then click Open.
To add shortcuts in the startup folder you must…
In spite the number of problems that might appear when a Twitter user has too many followers and he or she has to interact with them (those problems can be solved with a little management of time and followers), I can say for sure that the dream of (almost) every people that’s using Twitter is to have lots and lots of people reading one’s tweets… especially after he or she gets the taste of it.
Well, there a few tricks to do this job. None of them will be substitute and can never replace the most 2 important things on Twitter: be original and follow the trends. From time to time you may found yourself in the position tostart a trend, but this is another story.
Tweet often, but create space for reactions from your followers
Common sense says and some personal observation say that the number of followers is directly proportional with how active you are on Twitter. By tweeting you are making waves, you say something in the world of Twitter and sooner or later someone, somewhere, somehow will hear you and will follow you. Of course, remeber what I’ve said earlier about originality. If you tweet too regularly and about nothing that worths reading you risk losing your followers.
Twitter is a microblogging site but, after all, it’s a social network. It became important because it offers an interesting method to communicate & interact with others: every time when you reply to someone and when he or she reply you everyone else see the conversation – your tweets are expodes to every user on Twitter, thousands of followers or potentionally followes that can responde to them.
Asking questions is one of the best way to start a conversation on Twitter, reply to the answers you get and put another questions. You may get your answers, but you may also get new followers.
We all know that Twitter is big and it’s changing every day in matters of users, quantity of tweets and trends, but only some (a few number) can realise how big really is and the details of the changes. Most of the Twitter users know parts of the system as they follow and interact with less than a thousand of other people, but even in this case the quantity of messages and tweets can be too much for a people to handle alone, with no tools available. It should stay online, conected to Twitter, all the time and it would definately fail after a time.
Fortunately there are a good number of methods and application to filter the followers and their content. In Twitter you can filter followers in many ways: there are groups formed on the basis of to the people whom you are connected and those people to whom you are connected. In both categories you can make groups further to organize your work properly and you can filter the unwanted user from your account.
You can filter the users on Twitter according to what they are saying by going to the search page, entering a term to searh and saving the results of the search.
On the list option create a list with a name and description and specifying if you want to make it private or public. After saving the lis you can always add as many followers you want to filter their tweets. Only you will see the tweets from a private list, all the Twitter world can see the tweets from your public lists and follow the users.
Blocking users is a helpful tool when you get from various accounts (fake or human created accounts) send spam, engage in persistent bothering and create other problems.
Managing your time on twitter and organizing your followersdepends of the reasons you are using Twitter. Most of the users do it for fun and to meet & chat with other people, some users organize full marketing campaigns on the social networks and use this one for audience and clients gathering. In any case, interacting with other Twitter uses is almost mandatory in order to meet the full social and full features of this website.
The most important thing you must remember when you are using Twitter isauthenticity. In 2 words: be yourself. Twitter is a microblogging website designed for people interacting with other people, the result is a community of men and women talking about whaterver they like or love. Repeating all the time what others say, without adding nothing personal won’t help in any way getting followers. Everybody has something to say, there are listeners for everyone. So start saying something… or, in this case, write tweets. Don’t be very formal. Experiment and be casual.
Avoid mundane tweets about what you ate at lunch or dinner. Or about the weather in the winter mornings. Nobody might care… write instead about your passions and share your activities in a way will make people listen. They will definetly react to that. If you represent or are a part of an organization you can always write about stories (more or less funny) with people from the team.
Have an opinion and write it down. In the worst case scenario, when you are wrong, you’ll find people that can and probably will correct you – you may learn something new from that.
If you are sharing information try to write the tweet as a headline: short, to the point, in the most interesting way you can think about. When reading a newspapers people are looking at the headline first, often your tweets are the headlines of the message you are sending.
As I already wrote, a great number of followers and friends can have bad influence on you time managing or, worse, a bad influence on you: the bad feeling created by too much Twitter contacts can be identified as social media oveload.
In that article I mentioned that there are several tools and strategies to manage the time on Twitter and to organize the followers and their content. I won’t cover again how to organize your lists, you can always read there if you are interested, but I want to tell you more about the other tools that does a great job in managing and analyzing for any Twitter user.
Twitter Analyzer is very advanced Twitter analytic system. It does not require your user and password, just type the in @name and you’ll get many statistics about the users you want to analyze and his followers.
TweetStats is similar to Twitter Analyzer, but with fewer options. Type the Twitter ID that you would like to analyze and the script will generate a detailed report about the trand of the user and his tweeting stile: the density of tweets, what time of day he tweets the most, the number of tweets in a particular period (day, week, month). It is also possible to see that interface the owner of the account uses the most (web, application, TweetDeck, etc).
Friend or Follow is a tool that will show you who’s following you but you are not following back. It shows only the statistic, so you have to manually follow or unfollow the people in the list. The tool only requires the name of the account to get his friends and fans.
I never had a lunch box as a child (I am too young and on the wrong continent for that), but I have heard a lot of things during time about this North American habit that became an industry a few decades ago, between the 1950 and 1980s. Those decaded were even considered the Golden Age of lunch boxes, as the US’ baby boomers entered kindergarden and they needed to be fed regularly. But the story of the lunch boxes starts ealier, as the laborers carried latching lunch buckets made from toolbox-grade metal. In the years 1880 kids created lunckboxes from colorful tin cookie, biscuit or even tobacco boxes. The first lunckbox inspired from the pop culture was created in 1935 and featured Mickey Mouse.
The first popular lunchbox model was made by Alladin Industries, it was featuring Hopalong Cassidy, and the ohter companies followed suit, making their own lunch kits for children. In those decades there were sold over 120 million in US as the competition between companies developed into an industry as each company tried to capitalize on the popularity of cartoon series, television and movies. After 1950 everthing from Snoopy Dog, Tom and Jerry, Charlie Brown and Star Wars were emprinted on the lunck boxes all around United States. Some of them were sold along with a matching thermos.
Usually the vintage lunckboxes are made of vinyl, plastic or metal, most of them are square, while some feature a domed top.
Knowing this it will be easier for you know how to start collecting vintage lunch boxes: Hobbies and games: How to start collecting vintage lunch boxes